Outrun the Stigma Calgary 2018

Event Information

Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018

Location: Eau Claire Festival Market, 187 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 4R3


8:30AM - On-site Registration/Check-in Opens
9:00 AM - Opening Ceremony

9:45 AM – Warm-up Session

9:55 AM – Countdown
10:00 AM - 10k Start Time
10:05 AM - 5k Start Time
10:30 AM-1:00 PM - Mental Health Expo and Games/Activities
10:45 AM - Closing Ceremony and Prizes

Route Information

Start and finish will be at the Eau Claire Festival Market Area

  1. Participants will take a left once they reach the pathway, running towards the Peace Bridge

  2. Once across the Peace Bridge, participants will take a right and run until they reach the George C. King Bridge

  3. After they have crossed the George C. King Bridge they will continue back to the Eau Claire Festival Market Area.

Note: For those running the 10km, they will do two laps of the above instructions

Other Information

  • Dogs are welcome at the run

  • Strollers are also welcome

  • There are public washrooms on-site

  • The location and route are wheelchair accessible

  • Please make sure to dress for the weather

  • On-site registration and donations available

Note: Due to an unexpected high registration, only the first 400 people who have registered for the run will be receiving OTS Calgary t-shirts - never did we expect this incredible outpouring of support for mental health and the memory of our friend Jessica.

We are still accepting registrants, however after the 400 mark has been reached, participants have the option of getting an OTS Edmonton t-shirt instead. We apologize and will work our hardest to ensure this doesn’t happen in future years!

Thank you so much for your incredible support!

Ishita Singla of Madhuban Performing Arts in 2015.

Ishita Singla of Madhuban Performing Arts in 2015.


Madhuban Performing Arts (Bollywood Dancing)

Urban Groove (Dance Group)


Mackenzie Murphy

Mike Velthuis Kroeze, Director of the Calgary Connecteen Program


DJ Axeman

Parking Information

There are four Impark lots located close to the starting area of this years run.

The Lots labelled in the map have a flat fee of $5 on weekends.

For more information on parking in Eau Claire go to the Impark website

Parking downtown on Sunday’s is free

Note: For those who want to take transit, the closest train station is 6th Street, followed by a brief 12-minute walk to the venue. There are also several bus stations close by, for further information please go to the Calgary Transit website

Food Options

Refreshments provided (water and fruit)

2018 Sponsors

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Sponsorship Tier Information

Platinum: Top Sponsor

Gold: Over $500

Silver: $200-$500

Bronze: Under $200